The general scope of this requirement is a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Design-Build Construction Contract to build an advanced microgrid (hybrid conventional generation and renewable energy microgrid) that will enhance energy security for MCAS Camp Pendleton.  The microgrid shall be capable of powering numerous mission critical and support facilities at the distribution level during a utility grid outage.  The project provides the following:

  • Upgrades an electrical distribution microgrid on Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton (MCAS). All MCAS will be capable of islanding from the serving electric utility’s (SDG&E) grid.
     
  • Installs and fully permits new generator capable of remote control, grid-forming, and parallel operations.
     
  • Modifies 2 to 6 existing backup diesel generators to be capable of remote control, grid-forming, auto-synchronizing, and parallel operations in addition to supporting local loads.
     
  • Modifies 3 to 8 existing pad-mounted switches and associated switchgear to be capable of remote, autonomous control by a microgrid controller.
     
  • Installs microgrid controller to control new generator, modified existing generators, pad-mounted switches, and switchgear, optional solar photovoltaic (PV) and/or optional battery energy storage system (BESS), described below.
     
  • Installs fiber optic-based network to new generator, modified existing generators, pad-mounted switches, and switchgear, and optional solar photovoltaic (PV) and/or battery energy storage system (BESS), described below.
     
  • Installs network infrastructure (routers, switches, servers, equipment racks, uninterruptible power supplies etc.) as needed for microgrid control system
     
  • Experience with DoD’s Risk Management Framework and Authority to Operate processes.
     
  • Develops associated interconnection agreements with SDG&E and performs associated electrical feasibility studies behind the SDG&E meter for MCAS’s grid-tied and microgrid system operations.
  • Optionally installs PV and/or BESS as budget allows.
  • Experience commissioning an advanced microgrid